Category Archives: Meditations

Daily reminders that fear and anxiety is all in your head.

Three Ways that We are Special in the Universe

13.7 billion years ago, our universe began to expand. We know this because it is sung in the theme song of The Big Bang Theory, though they round up to 14. You and I began to evolve as the first … Continue reading

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Can Friendships Survive Political Differences?

I have a group of men friends who get together once a month to eat and talk. We have a rule that during this monthly meeting, we do not discuss work, sports, or politics. In other words, we want to … Continue reading

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Christmacholia

As I sat with a group of friends, we related our experiences with Christmas as children and then later as adults. Most of us had fond memories of childhood Yule, family traditions, food, the magic of Christmas morning. That was … Continue reading

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Do You Have a Damn Breaker?

Sometimes I get stuck. I can’t seem to move forward with a goal or even several goals. I think about them in round robin fashion: Well, I want to submit more short stories to publishers, but I want to paint … Continue reading

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How Shall I Bear So Much Happiness!

In Jane Austin’s Pride and Prejudice, the eldest sister of the Bennet family, Jane, has only just become betrothed to Mr. Bingley, the man she has been in love with since first meeting him. Jane’s family, while having some financial … Continue reading

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Making Room for Your Fear

Many mornings, I wake up around 4:00 or 5:00 am worrying about stuff. This is my worry time and I am sure it is deeply rooted in childhood traumas and family business. Over the years, I have used a variety … Continue reading

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Stomping Stubbornly into Our Privates Hells

When I was about eight years old, I had a bunch of balloons. I don’t recall where I got them or what shape or color they were. I do recall that I liked those balloons. I don’t remember what I … Continue reading

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